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Relationship between the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) measurements and surface temperatures of selected ocean regions
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Paper Abstract

Clear sky longwave radiances and fluxes are compared with the sea surface temperatures for three oceanic regions: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific. The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) measurements were obtained by the three thermistor bolometers: total channel which measures the radiation arising from the earth-atmosphere system between 0.3 - > 100 micrometer; the window channel which measures the radiation from 8 - 12 micrometer; and the shortwave channel which measures the reflected energy from 0.3 - < 5.0 micrometer. These instruments have demonstrated measurement precisions of approximately 0.3% on the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90) between ground and on-orbit sensor calibrations. In this work we have used eight months of clear sky earth-nadir-view radiance data starting from January 1998 through August 1998. We have found a very strong correlation of 0.97 between the CERES window channel's weekly averaged unfiltered spectral radiance values at satellite altitude (350 km) and the corresponding weekly averaged sea surface temperature (SST) data covering all the oceanic regions. Such correlation can be used in predicting the sea surface temperatures using the present CERES Terra's window channel radiances at satellite altitude very easily.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4150, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds II, (21 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.416957
Show Author Affiliations
Dhirendra K. Pandey, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Robert Benjamin Lee, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Shannon Brown Brown, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Jack Paden, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Peter L. Spence, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Susan Thomas, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Robert S. Wilson, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Aiman Al-Hajjah, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4150:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds II
Yasuhiro Sasano; Jinxue Wang; Tadahiro Hayasaka, Editor(s)

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